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Trasylol (generic name of aprotinin) is a drug used to control bleeding during open heart surgery, reducing the need for a blood transfusion. It is made by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and the FDA approved it in 1993 for the above use. It encourages blood clotting by blocking certain enzymes that would otherwise dissolve the clots.
It's unlikely that you know whether you've ever received Trasylol. If you've ever had heart surgery you might have received it, but would have been unconscious at the time. But after your heart surgery, if you suffered kidney failure, this may have been a result of Trasylol use.
If you think you may have been given a dose of Trasylol and you suffered kidney failure after your heart surgery, you should contact a Trasylol lawyer as soon as you can.
FDA safety study
As a result of some published results about Trasylol dangers, the FDA began a safety review of Trasylol in January, 2006. Later that year, Bayer Pharmaceuticals contacted the FDA about a safety study they had done which again suggested that kidney damage might stem from Trasylol use.
In December, 2006, the FDA instructed Bayer to update the Trasylol label so that it included a new warning about these risks and it limited its approval of Trasylol use to patients at "increased risk for blood loss and blood transfusion", not just any patient receiving heart surgery.
You may have a valid legal claim
At Long & Waite in Mobile, Alabama, we specialize in the legal needs of people who have incurred injury because of somebody else's negligence. We can obtain medical records and have them examined to determine whether you were given Trasylol. If you were, we can gather information about your circumstances and begin to build a case for you.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We'll work on a contingency basis, which means that until you win a settlement amount or jury award, we will not be paid, nor will we charge you up front for any of the costs of pursuing your claim.
There is a time limit, a statute of limitations, which gives a set period of time in which to file a claim, and once it has expired, you will have no recourse. So don't delay. Call us or email us so that we can get started on assessing your situation.
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